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Black students walk out over school official’s racist tweet


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:20 am November 19, 2014 Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia walked out of class in protest of a school official’s tweet that referred to black men as a “nightmare” for white fathers. The post was made in June, but students of color only recently noticed it. 

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Video: Cheerios releases well-received ad featuring white same-sex couple with black child

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:14 pm October 6, 2014 A new Cheerios ad featuring a white same-sex couple with an adopted black child has received relatively positive reviews. Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as celebrators of diversity–especially when it comes to LGBT and interracial pride. The corporation has outwardly opposed Minnesota’s […]

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‘Django’ actress handcuffed, accused of prostitution after kissing white husband


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:36 am September 15, 2014 A black actress says she was handcuffed and detained by police after being mistaken for a prostitute while out with her white husband. Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film Django: Unchained, posted the news on her Facebook page. She said her arm was cut during […]

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Honeymaid follows Cheerios’ lead: releases commercial featuring diverse non-traditional families

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:37 pm March 12, 2014 Cheerios released not one, but two awesome Super Bowl ads over the past two years featuring an interracial couple. Despite the wave of backlash received by racists, yet another company has decided to model their advertising after Cheerios. The latest Honeymaid commercial shows multiple families: gay, straight, […]

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Interracial couple’s home spray-painted with racist death threats

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:54 pm February 28, 2014   A Pennsylvania couple’s home was vandalized with words and symbols of hate. On Feb. 21, Marlene Williams and Jason Powell  found the words, “Die N***er” and “1.87,” along with swastikas spray-painted in black on their garage door. 

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Despite racist backlash from first ad, Cheerios releases Super Bowl ad featuring mixed-raced family

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:01 pm January 29, 2014 In the brand’s first-ever Super Bowl ad, Cheerios will feature a mixed-raced family. General Mills is portraying the same mixed-race family that drew criticism on its Youtube channel last May. The first commercial, which featured a black father, white mother and biracial daughter, sparked such horrific comments […]

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Interracial Couple Attacked in Possible Hate Crime

An interracial couple and a gay friend were attacked in a possible hate crime outside of a bar in Long Island City, New York.

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Interracial Couple Launches Website to Counter Cheerios Ad Backlash

In response to A well-publicized backlash against a Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family, an interracial couple has launched “We Are the 15 Percent.” The site features photos of mixed-race couples and families from across the country.

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Cheerios Commercial Featuring Interracial Family Ignites Racist Backlash

Cheerios recently posted a new commercial on YouTube, featuring an interracial family. The ad’s YouTube page was then inundated with negative, racist comments. So much so that Cheerios was forced to disable its comments section.

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‘Scandal’ Creator Shonda Rhimes Talks Race on Her Shows

Shonda Rhimes’ wildly successful ABC drama “Scandal” has generated a massive following, and some criticism for being willfully and unrealistically colorblind. Rhimes disagrees.

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